DIT Hurling Club secures sponsorship deal with Setanta Homes

From left to right  Trevor McGrath, Setanta Homes Managing Director,
Prof. Brian Norton, DIT President, and Christy Cooney, GAA President

February 1st 2010

GAA President Christy Cooney joined Professor Brian Norton, DIT President in DIT Aungier Street on Wednesday evening 27th of January to celebrate the announcement that Setanta Homes, Irelands leading company in Build Energy Efficient Homes, will sponsor the DIT Hurling Club as their quest for Fitzgibbon Cup honours gains momentum.

The deal with the self building company is a significant boost for hurling in the college who begin their Fitzgibbon Cup campaign on Thursday 4th February against semi-final and final weekend hosts NUI Galway.  The sponsorship deal is also performance enhanced with a bonus should the team qualify for the Fitzgibbon Cup weekend.  

Setanta Homes Managing Director Trevor McGrath is a former DIT student and played on their Fitzgibbon Cup team in the past.  The Wicklow native is thrilled to be able to back his former college in their efforts for glory.  "I have played at many a college hurling championship in the past, and I know the commitment and drive that is embodied in all college hurling players," he said. "The involvement in the sport from both a personal and corporate level from my perspective is one which I hope will continue for many years to come."

Christy Cooney, GAA President speaking at the launch of
Setanta Homes sponsorship deal with DIT?s Hurling Club

DIT Hurling Club Chairman Kieran Brennan is delighted that the club have managed to secure a sponsorship deal in these tough economic times.  "We are delighted that Setanta Homes has pledged its support to the DIT Hurling Club" Brennan said.  "It is a busy time for Hurling in DIT as we begin our Fitzgibbon Cup campaign on February 4th against NUI Galway.  We have a tough group with Cork IT and UCD also aiming for quarter-finals, and the sponsorship by Setanta Homes of our teams is a very welcome boost as we strive for Fitzgibbon glory" Brennan added.

DIT are boosted by the inclusion of Kilkenny four-time All-Ireland Senior winner Willie O'Dwyer (4th year electrical engineering student) along with Dublin Senior hurlers Tomas Brady (2nd year Construction Economics and Management), David Treacy (2nd year Business and Management) and Paul Ryan (3rd year Logistics)

DIT Hurling club have also announced their new website which is set to go live next week at www.dithurling.ie.

DIT Hurlers from left to right
no. 14 Jim Connell Crockedwood Co. Westmeath (4th year structural engineering),
no. 11 John Walsh Ballinakill Co. Laois (Energy management)
no. 18 Tomas Brady, Na Fianna, Dublin (2nd year Construction Econmics and management)
No. 1 Finn McGarry, Ballyboden, Dublin (2nd year Business and management)


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